These words were the banner for a 4RG Community Forum held Thursday, February 13th. As every Torontonian knows the threat had already arrived on the city’s doorstep: a December ice storm that caused extensive losses to the urban forest, estimated by some to approach 40% of the existing canopy.
Some people may be sceptical of these losses, calculated at millions of dollars. They don’t realize that trees are on our side when it comes to the battle against GreenHouse Gases. Just as the actions of individuals can assist by reducing their carbon footprint, so each tree is a carbon sink. Read on!